The Okapi Conservation Project is located within the Ituri Forest, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the most biologically diverse country in Africa. http://www.okapiconservation.org/
The mission of the Okapi Conservation Project is to conserve the okapi in the wild while preserving the biological and cultural dynamics of the Ituri Forest. The okapi is an endemic species of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and is the national conservation symbol of the country. As a flagship species, the okapi serves as an ambassador representing the incredible diversity of species found in the region.
The Okapi Conservation Project was initiated by White Oak Conservation Center in 1987, partnering with the Institute in Congo for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) to conserve the wildlife in northeastern DR Congo.
Mongabay Conservation Award 2012
We recognize that to achieve wildlife conservation success, the Okapi Conservation Project must rely on human understanding, compassion, and engagement.